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Sinclair ZX Spectrum FAQ

This FAQ last updated on 11 Aug 2000 - What's new?

Maintained by Philip Kendall

This document covers information on the Sinclair ZX Spectrum computer and questions that appear frequently on the comp.sys.sinclair USENET newsgroup. This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document is based on the FAQ as previously maintained by Marat Fayzullin and Damien Burke.
Important: email addresses within the FAQ are spamblocked; you must remove the .no.junk.mail text from the end of every address before sending.
Also, please read the copyright notice below.

The primary site for this FAQ is http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~pak/cssfaq/index.html, which is hosted in the UK. If you are elsewhere in the world, you might like to try one of the following mirrors:

http://www.tjornov.dk/spectrum/faq/index.html (Denmark) http://museum.ruhr.de/cssfaq/index.html (Germany)
http://www.albertopalladini.it/spectrum/index.html (Italy) http://lurch.ucd.ie/~sinclair/cssfaq/index.html (Ireland)
http://www.void.demon.nl/faq/index.html (Netherlands) http://www.void.jump.org/faq/index.html (Netherlands)
http://www.phys.uni.torun.pl/~jacek/zx/faq/index.html (Poland) http://www.estg.iplei.pt/~pgago/Spectrum/index.html (Portugal)
http://spectrumworld.welcome.to/faq/specfaq/index.html (USA) http://www.outlawnet.com/~jboatno4/cssfaq/index.html (USA)

There was previously a Norwegian mirror of this FAQ, but the maintainer is having problems updating it and it is getting on for a year out of date. Using a different mirror is highly recommended.

Alternatively, you may prefer to download a zipped copy for offline reading; this is currently available from The Netherlands or the mirrors of this FTP site; see the Essential Sites section for details: the FAQ should be in the `specfaq' directory.


Copyright: this FAQ is © 1995-2000 Damien Burke and Philip Kendall. Permission to distribute this FAQ, in whole and unmodified, from any globaly accessible WWW or FTP site is hereby granted, on the condition that you take reasonable precautions to ensure that any such copy is up to date. Such precautions shall include, but not be limited to, replacing the copy with the one from http://www.ast.cam.ac.uk/~pak/cssfaq/index.html or any other site as I may indicate, within 96 hours of notification from myself (Philip Kendall). If you wish to distribute this FAQ via any other medium, in part, or modify it in any way, mail me and we'll see what we can work out. If you do mirror this FAQ, mail me and I'll add you to the list of mirrors above (and mail you when I bring out a new update). Finally, note that these conditions apply only to the version of this FAQ dated on or after '2 May 2000'; if they get abused, I'll revert to the older, more restrictive conditions.